Attendance and GPA

By: Ham, Barry D.

This researcher, studying high school students from Colorado Springs, found that children from intact families reported the highest mean GPA and best attendance record as a group relative to students from other family structures. Being in an intact family predicted a 9.3-28.9 percent increase in GPA as well as a 40-180 percent decrease in single-period absences, depending on the comparison group.


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